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Another High School’s Success with the RETRO Series

Jason Reeves - VP of Marketing, Chelsea Anderson - Director of Marketing

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December 14, 2020

North Montgomery High School based in Crawfordsville, Indiana was having a problem with the older lighting system in their auditorium. The old quartz halogen system was needing lamps replaced at least once a year. Additionally, they only had one lift that was able to accommodate the slope of the seating while giving them access to change the lamps. Their system definitely needed an upgrade while taking advantage of the energy savings associated with LED.

The school reached out to their local dealer. After a quick assessment, the dealer noticed the school had a mesh ceiling which would prevent the school from easily switching out the fixtures. He knew Canto USA’s RETRO Series line would be the perfect fit for them. The RETRO line would allow the school to upgrade to reliable LEDs without any major changes to their existing fixtures and dimming system.

The school went with 44 RETRO-Fusion™ 500’s at 3K. RETRO’s can be made with 2-¾” mini candelabra stems making it an easy replacement. The electrician was able to do the switch out in just a few days.

The RETRO Series Line of Products

RETRO-Classic™ – Flexibility & Customization

CantoUSA RETRO-Classic Series Product Photo

The RETRO-Classic our original 0-100% phase dimmable (forward and reverse) variable wattage LED 2700K-6500K 80-97 CRI engine retrofit house light and most customizable RETRO in the entire RETRO family. They are heavier than the Fusion, yet lighter than Passive.

RETRO-Passive® – Absolute Silence

CantoUSA RETRO-Passive Series Product Photo

Being fanless, the RETRO-Passive is perfect for sound-sensitive spaces like museums and concert halls. They also have heavier heat sinks to compensate for not having active cooling.

RETRO-Fusion™ – Lighter & Smaller

CantoUSA RETRO-Fusion Series Product Photo

With the RETRO-Fusion being lighter and lower profile, along with a beveled top edge, it is able to squeeze into more shallow fixtures without having the lens protrude from the front of the trim ring. That reduces any type of glare. This new design opens up more opportunities and applications.

RETRO-PAR – PAR Lamp Replacement

CantoUSA RETRO-Par Series Product Photo

The RETRO-PAR is easy to replace/install, modular, and customizable. Customizable features include active or passive cooling, different wattage outputs, and different optical beam spreads. It comes in PAR 38, 46, 56, and 64 styles, as well as custom.

RETRO-HPL Series Availability

CantoUSA RETRO-HPL Product Photo

The RETRO-HPL is a direct replacement for existing Source 4 PARs in the marketplace, especially those used for house lights.

About CantoUSA

Founded in 2013, Canto USA is a manufacturer of houselight retrofits and followspots. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to our mission: “Our customers come first. In order to do this, we continuously train our team on the latest trends and needs of the industry, while at the same time becoming a trendsetter in the development of new products and technology that no other company has available.” 

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